RAID data recovery
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  • RAID 6 data recovery

  • RAID 10 data recovery

  • RAID 50 data recovery

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Server RAID data recovery services, By Don Anderson

RAID is one of the most complex forms of data recovery. RAID can be configured numerous ways like through software, controller cards, external hard drive enclosures, and even most motherboards have RAID features. The most common form of RAID that comes in for recovery are
There are usually 4+ disks in a RAID 5 ARRAY, one which serves as a backup. When that backup drive fails the RAID will continue to function until a second hard drive fails bringing down the entire ARRAY. These are most common in Dell and HP servers.

Different types of hard drives including SAS, SCSI, SATA, and even IDE can be used. We have the best strategy and training in RAID data recovery services. Recovering from RAID ARRAYS is similar to data recovery on normal hard drives, but after it's like putting puzzle pieces together. If you experience data loss on your RAID system, there is still an excellent chance that we can retrieve the data. We specialize in all RAID configurations and have all the appropriate tools and knowledge to successfully repair, rebuild, and retrieve data from your RAID ARRAY.

Tri-State Data Recovery offers expert data recovery services for each RAID configuration:

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RAID 0 Data Recovery
RAID 1 Data Recovery
RAID 3 Data Recovery
RAID 4 Data Recovery
RAID 5 Data Recovery
RAID 6 Data Recovery
RAID 10 Recovery
RAID 50 Data Recovery
RAID 0+1 Data Recovery

Information on RAID:

RAID (redundant array of independent disks, originally redundant array of inexpensive disks[1][2]) is a storage technology that combines multiple disk drive components into a logical unit. Data is distributed across the drives in one of several ways called "RAID levels", depending on what level of redundancy and performance (via parallel communication) is required.

RAID is an example of storage virtualization and was first defined by David PattersonGarth A. Gibson, and Randy Katz at the University of California, Berkeley in 1987.[3] Marketers representing industry RAID manufacturers later attempted to reinvent the term to describe a redundant array of independent disks as a means of dissociating a low-cost expectation from RAID technology.[4]

RAID is now used as an umbrella term for computer data storage schemes that can divide and replicate data among multiple physical drives. The physical drives are said to be in a RAID array,[5]which is accessed by the operating system as one single drive. The different schemes or architectures are named by the word RAID followed by a number (e.g., RAID 0, RAID 1). Each scheme provides a different balance between three key goals: resiliencyperformance, and capacity.


RAID Data Recovery

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What is Data Recovery and who is qualified to perform it? While many companies claim to be qualified not many have had proper training. Your drive will only be worked on by me, a qualified "Data Recovery Expert" certified engineer. Visit my Blog for detailed information on the recovery process and my FaceBook page for pictures of drives I have worked on in my class 10 clean room.


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It is very difficult to find someone qualified, trustworthy, and specialized in digital forensics. Most of the principles and techniques are the same as data recovery aside from using hardware like write-blockers to protect the integrity and credibility of the captured data. We provide a reliable, cost effective, rapid, and credible service to the industry.


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My personal guarantee that nobody has access to your data except me. I want you to be comfortable working with us and I understand that each case that I get is extremely important and even sentimental. Trust is a key factor when dealing with confidential data. I personally handle the recovery process on all drives received and will give you an honest success rate upon review.

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Clicking Hard Drive data recovery

If you hear your drive clicking, clunking, beeping, buzzing, grinding, or making any abnormal sounds do not attempt to run any software on it or continue to power it on. Shut the drive off immediately and call a professional. Visit my sounds page to listen to some sounds that damaged hard drives make.

In most cases this is a good sign that you will need a level 3 recovery to replaced damaged heads. It can also be a seized motor, stiction, dirty heads, or even other problems.

Dropped Hard Drive data recovery

A huge portion of drives that come in for recovery are from physical abuse. When a laptop or external hard drive is dropped this usually causes some kind of physical damage. Most cases of dropped drives turn out to need head replacements, which is also a level 3 recovery.

Virus corruption or accidental format data recovery

When a virus has corrupted your operating system causing the system to no longer boot up this is considered a level 1 or logical data recovery. There is nothing physically wrong with the drive and a clean room repair is not needed in cases like this.

I/O errors data recovery

Disk read errors data recovery

Windows blue screen errors data recovery

If you are having I/O device errors, disk read errors, or your computer is blue screening there is a good possibility that your hard drive has developed numerous bad sectors. In cases like these the likelyhood of recovery is normally very good if the drive is not continuously tampered with causing more problems. Special hardware is needed to read bad sectors. Using software on drives like this will cause more damage. The only time software should ever be used is if the drive has no physical problems and the data loss is stricly a logical problem.

RAID data Recovery

If you suddenly experienced RAID failure it's very important to stop at once, label the drives in the correct order of the ARRAY and contact a professional. Normally one or more drives have failed bringing the entire RAID down. These can be very complicated to recover from depending on how many drives are in the ARRAY and what type of damage has been done. After the repair has been completed the entire ARRAY must be rebuilt before the data can be recovered.

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My lab is located in Cumberland County, New Jersey, only 1 hour from Philadelphia, and Delaware. You also have the option of bringing your media to me or shipping your hard drive. Call me if you have any questions or concerns about shipping. If you are overseas you can ship directly to my office located in the United Kingdom.

Shipping your hard drive

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Shipping your drive to a strange place can be quite intimidating, I know. What if it gets lost or even destroyed? I added this section to avoid these potential dangers in via transit. I want you to rest assured that we've never had a drive lost or destroyed in any shipment received or sent. Please click the image above to download the online form and for detailed shipping precautions and instructions.

Affordable RAID data recovery rates

My rates are nearly half the price of larger data recovery companies and while a handful of firms out there may be even cheaper than us, you are getting the satisfaction of knows that it will be in the hands of someone who is qualified and values your data. I'm currently running a special on all level 2, and 3 recoveries. I will include a free external hard drive with the recoveried data on it at no additional charge! Click below for pricing information on our offered data recovery services.
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We accept all major credit cards, checks, and cash. We will also work out automated monthly payments via credit cards for data recovery service if you cannot afford the entire bill at once (services $500 and over).

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data recovery advice

Do not open your drive.

Do not cook your drive.

Do not freeze your drive.

Do not continue to power the drive on.

Do not run checkdisk.

Do not bang the drive.

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Click on the image above to access free hard drive diagnostic software to give you an idea of what may be wrong with your drive. If your drive fails any of these tests you will need professional service or risk damaging the drive further.

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